Traffic Safety

Traffic
The Cherry Hill Police Department Traffic Safety Squad is currently staffed by a total of 7 employees. This specialty unit consists of a Lieutenant, Sergeant, 5 sworn Police Officers and one civilian employee.

In addition, managing 47 part-time school crossing guards during the school year falls under the responsibility of this office. The Traffic Squad serves the needs of the 70,000 plus residents as well as the over 250,000 vehicles that pass through and visit the Township each day.
Construction Projects
Each officer assigned to the Squad is a trained Crash Reconstructionist and holds certifications in various specialized investigations such as motorcycle, commercial vehicle and pedestrian crashes. The Traffic Squad reviews all construction projects with respect to their impact upon the roadways within the Township. This process ensures that plans are in compliance with local ordinances for the safe and efficient flow of traffic in the affected areas.

Programs
Traffic Safety Squad members aggressively participate in both State and National Safety Campaigns such as Click it or Ticket, Buckle Up South Jersey, Pedestrian Safety Decoy Operation and Over the Limit Under Arrest.

Also, this unit has developed and implemented a new program called (IDSP), the Impaired Driving Simulator Program, for demonstrations on intoxicated driving and distracted driving to the Township's high school senior classes.   The programs utilizes a zero-emissions low speed vehicle, cell phones donated by Verizon, and the “Fatal Vision” goggles to provide a realistic experience of operating a vehicle under the influence or while distracted by a cell phone. 
 
Additional Information
The area of greatest concern to the residents of Cherry Hill is that of traffic congestion and traffic related complaints such as speeding and disregard of traffic control devices. Each member of the Squad has received specialized training in Traffic Engineering from Rutgers University Center for Advanced Infrastructure Training to allow for the analyzing and development of traffic calming remedies to address those specific concerns.